RICHMOND, Va. – Dartmouth women’s tennis concluded its weekend in Virginia with a thrilling 4-3 victory over VCU at the Thalhimer Tennis Center on Sunday morning. The Big Green improved to 8-1, while the Rams fell to 6-2.
A 6-2 victory by senior Taylor Ng and junior Kristina Mathis at No. 1 doubles started things off on the right note. At the No. 3 position, senior Jacqueline Crawford and freshman Allison McCann added a 6-3 defeat of Magda Aubets and Gabriela Araujo to give the first point to Dartmouth.
Freshman Racquel Lyn made it 2-0 with her 6-1, 6-3 win over Noumea Witmus at No. 5, but the Rams got on the board with a victory at the No. 2 position. Ng pulled the Big Green ahead by two again with her three-set defeat of Jaina Braun at No. 1, but VCU wins at the No. 3 and 4 spots tied the score at 3-3.
After starting play late due to the tennis center only having five courts, freshman Chuyang Guan’s match against Araujo at the No. 6 spot was the last to finish. Araujo won the first set, 6-3, but Guan took the second, 6-1. With it all coming down to the third set, Chuyang walked away with a 6-3 win to take the match.
Dartmouth will host UMass on Saturday, March 4. This will be the Big Green’s last home match until April 9.
1) Ng/Mathis (Dartmouth) def. Braun/Rasmussen (VCU), 6-2
2) Schroeder/Lyn (Dartmouth) vs. Berezhnaya/Witmus (VCU), 5-4, DNF
3) Crawford/McCann (Dartmouth) def. Aubets/Araujo (VCU), 6-3
1) Ng (Dartmouth) def. Braun (VCU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
2) Rasmussen (VCU) def. Crawford (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-3
3) Aubets (VCU) def. Schroeder (Dartmouth), 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
4) Berezhnaya (VCU) def. Mathis (Dartmouth), 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
5) Lyn (Dartmouth) def. Witmus (VCU), 6-1, 6-3
6) Guan (Dartmouth) def. Araujo (VCU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3